Wednesday, November 19, 2014


The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Burundi with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural

integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community, Arusha, Tanzania:

ACCOUNTANT (EAC/HR//2014-2015/024)

Grade : P1 equivalent
Organ : EAC Secretariat
Directorate : Peace and Security

Reports to : Director, Finance and Administration

Duration : initial 6 months to be renewed for the subsequent implementation phase (54 months after the initial period) subject to performance appraisal.

Main purpose
To coordinate efficient financial resource utilization and ensure that all payments are

made in compliance with rules and regulations

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Handle all financial functions related to program/project;
2. Assist in the preparation and monitoring of program estimates/budget
3. Verify the correct application of contract and grant award procedures;
4. Verify the existence of adequate and reliable supporting documents for Commitments, payments and any recoveries;
5. Verify the contractual and financial details of each invoice, payment
6. Request and interim or final itemized statement of account;
7. Prepare payroll, update lists of staff and their pay,
8. Take inventory of materials and equipment and, where appropriate, Inventories of stock financed by the project or program;
9. Prepare and make requests for replenishment and for closure.
10. Prepare Payment Orders
11. Liaise with partners and finance unit as and when necessary
12. Ensure the smooth and timely disbursement of funds.
13. Prepare documentation for audit purposes; produce audit working papers as required.
14. Research and document explanations of significant budget variances on a periodic basis
15. Prepare timely and accurate periodic financial reports
16. Participate in periodic financial reviews as appropriate.
17. Perform other related duties

Qualifications & Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and an internationally recognized professional accountancy qualification such as ACCA or CPA is required
• Intermediate to advanced computer literacy, including experience in word processing, spreadsheets and accounting software.
• Experience with or knowledge of EDF procedures is a must.
• 5 years of experience in Accounting and Finance.

Skills & Competencies:
• Knowledge of sun systems accounting software or other accounting platform
• Ability to work well with others under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities.
• Good writing and verbal communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities. Strong service orientation.

Terms and conditions of Service
This post is donor funded and is a non established position whose contract terms are limited to the period of support. It may be renewed subject to performance and extension of the funding. The post offers an attractive consolidated remuneration package.

How to apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail, telephone) should be

sent by registered mail, courier service or by email to:

The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Fax No: +255 27 2504255/ +255 27 2050281


All applications should be received not later than 21 November 2014 – 1700hrs

EAC Secretariat shall only respond to shortlisted candidates.
EAC is an equal opportunity employer.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.